Mirrorless cameras are a great alternative to DSLRs, namely because for the most part they tend to be smaller and more compact, meaning that taking a mirrorless camera with you on holiday is lot more convenient, unless there are certain features that only DSLR cameras have, or if maybe you’ve already amassed a collection of DSLR lenses.
For those looking to get into photography, or maybe you’re after a new mirrorless system, Panasonic has recently announced the Lumix G80 (also known as the Lumix G85 in some markets), the company’s latest mirrorless efforts. Unlike some other mirrorless camera designs, the Lumix G80 sports a DSLR-like design, which we guess some users might prefer (as opposed to more modern designs like those from Sony).
So what’s under the hood of the Lumix G80? It will come with a 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor and will be powered by a new Venus Engine. It also comes with 5-axis image stabilization, and what we reckon is its selling point, the ability to capture 4K video. Combine that with the 5-axis image stabilization and you’ve got yourself a pretty decent camera that you can shoot video with.
It will sport a 3-inch display and will also be weather sealed, so taking it out with you in harsher weather conditions should not pose a problem. In terms of pricing and availability, the Lumix G80 will be priced at $1,000 with a 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, or $900 for the body-only.